focus in recovery

What Happens When You Shift Your Focus in Recovery

“Ne te quaesiveris extra.” [Do not search outside yourself.] ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays While many kids enter treatment facilities for help with their challenging behaviors, addiction, or other mental health issues, recovery can be a long process with benefits that are not readily apparent. Kids might be reluctant to enter treatment, […]

self-injury

Should I Hide My Self-Injury Scars?

Before treatment and beginning recovery, some of us might have used self-injury as a maladaptive coping skill. While we have learned to move beyond our past and found better ways of coping with stressors and powerful emotions, we might still have retained scars from our past. We might feel embarrassed when people notice these scars […]

Wolves

The Magic of the Wolf: Helping Kids Recover

Animal-assisted therapy can help kids in their recovery by teaching responsibility, empathy, connection, and giving back. During a stay at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center of Estes Park, Colorado, kids can visit wolf-dogs at the Song of the Wolf Healing Center. While spending time with wolf-dogs, kids can foster a connection with these often misunderstood […]

Experiential Therapy: The Best Way to Help Boys in Recovery

Helping boys through the recovery process can be challenging. Although helping kids of all genders can be difficult, boys tend to be less expressive about their issues. They might not open up during talk therapy or feel uncomfortable talking about their emotions during a group session. Boys can often be responsive to “hands-on” activities, like […]

Share

Share Your Story: You Never Know Who You Will Inspire!

Support is crucial for success for both kids and families in recovery. Parents and alumni can join peer support groups to continue supporting one another and foster a feeling of hope. When we share our stories, we can inspire others. We might not realize who we are impacting by speaking up within a group meeting. […]